Accessories

Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – HolyFreedom PrimaLoft Neck Tubes

Riding Gear – HolyFreedom PrimaLoft Neck Tubes

When it comes to wind chill, every rider has two points of weakness. That spot on your back between pants and your jacket, and your neck. For the latter issue, there was a time when scarfs were the go-to solution. But we see a flailing length of cloth trailing behind you as…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Beeline Motorcycle Navigation

Riding Gear – Beeline Motorcycle Navigation

Riding a motorcycle is as much about the journey as the destination. But what if you can’t find your destination? Thankfully these days you have a lot of options when it comes to navigation devices. From Bluetooth headsets to quick release phone mounts it’s simply a matter of finding the one that…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Ideas Motors mobile app

Gear Review – Ideas Motors mobile app

If you’re anything like me you’re always looking for ways to spend more time on or around motorcycles. It doesn’t matter if it’s a group ride, an exhibition or a race event, as long as motorcycles are involved I know it’ll be a good time. The only thing that holds me back…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Arkiv Modular Backpack

Gear Review – Arkiv Modular Backpack

As a motorcyclist, finding the right backpack can be challenging. For years I’ve struggled to find a solution that fulfills all of my day to day needs so my only option has been to own several of them. I have a small bag for carrying my work gear (laptop, books, etc) and…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Jack Stillman Commodore Messenger Bag

Gear Review – Jack Stillman Commodore Messenger Bag

I think of bags kind of like jeans – once you’re on to a good brand and fit you’re set, at least until you inevitably wear them to death. But, trying to find a new one in this consumer world can turn what should be a pleasant experience into one riddled with…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - GearReview – Suus 3066 Armoured Road Denim

GearReview – Suus 3066 Armoured Road Denim

When I first went shopping for motorcycle denim I was mortified. I had only two colour choices – either bright blue or Bosnian militia camouflage. All of them looked like they were cut for my grandfather, with a saggy arse and stitched-down panels everywhere. Thankfully for motorcyclists, the market has changed in…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Ugly Bros Tonup armoured jeans

Riding Gear – Ugly Bros Tonup armoured jeans

When it comes to protecting your legs in the event of an accident there are 2 main areas of focus, abrasion and impact. Both are equally important, but protection against the latter tends to be less common. After researching injuries relating to every day riding the team at UglyBros discovered that knee…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Saint Arm Gauntlets

Riding Gear – Saint Arm Gauntlets

These “Baselayer” Arm Gauntlets are the perfect riding gear accessory for the astute motorcyclist. Worn either on their own or as an additional layer the Gauntlets are a ‘one size fits all’ product from Australian protective riding gear manufacturer ‘Saint’. In typical Saint style the Gauntlets use a blend of top quality…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Legends of Speed – Jacket Pin Series

Legends of Speed – Jacket Pin Series

I’ve always enjoyed hearing stories about legendary motorcycle riders and racers from the past. They were the men who revolutionised the way motorcycles were made or the way they were ridden. Although some of their lives may be over, their stories live on to inspire new generations of riders and enthusiasts around the…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Nomad Motorcycle Tent

Gear Review – Nomad Motorcycle Tent

A few weeks ago Mik and I joined the Melbourne Cafe Racers on their annual Brass Monkey Run. The weekend ride and camping trip saw us navigating some of Victoria’s best roads before sinking beers and feasting on BBQ’d meats with a group of 50+ fellow cafe racer enthusiasts. The trip wasn’t…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Jack Stillman Bag

Gear Review – Jack Stillman Bag

Finding a good motorcycle bag is tricky. I tend to be the sort who uses one bag for everything – so it’s got to be hardwearing for trips on the bike, stylish enough to carry me through the working week, and versatile enough to lug home groceries or load with gear for…

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